qǔ to take; to get; to choose

Made up of [ ěr ear radical 128, yòu also; in addition; and radical 29]

Note

Combines 'hand' and 'ear' with the suggestion of 'seizing' someone by the ear with meaning 'take' or 'select'
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using ěr : wén (to hear) cōng (quick at hearing)
Using yòu : duì (right) fā (to send out) fà (hair) fǎn (contrary) jí (and) jī (fowl) nán (difficult) shèng (holy) shù (tree) bào (to announce) huān (merry) yǒu (friend) zhī (to support) shòu (to receive) jiān (difficult)

Different tone

qù (go)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

取长补短 qǔ cháng bǔ duǎn Take notice of other people's admirable qualities

zhǔ owner; master; host

Made up of [ zhǔ dot radical 3, yù jade radical 96]

Origin

Ancient picture was of a lighted torch this has now changed to be associated with 'jade' as this is a prized treasure it implies ownership and mastery. Or it might be that Zhu (monarch) gives the phonetic.
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